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Longwell Cuts Deficit To 3

Posted by cjsiewert on January 2, 2011 – 2:24 pm

The Vikings made their first trip into the redzone early in the 4th quarter, coming away with a 27-yard FG by K Ryan Longwell – the score in now Lions 13, Vikings 10.

Vikings QB Joe Webb completed 5 of 5 passes for 27 yards and a 6-yard rush on the 12-play, 52-yard scoring drive.

Detroit is threatening to score in Vikings territory midway through the 4th quarter.


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151 Responses to “Longwell Cuts Deficit To 3”

  1. By Frederick Jones on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Yo Adrian, 3 yards and a cloud o dust.

  2. By Frederick Jones on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Just run JOE every play

  3. By Frederick Jones on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    NOVA “The Rodney Dangerfield” of Vikings.com

    Where is thy sting?

  4. By Frederick Jones on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    There is still a chance at 13-20!!!

  5. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    On the replay of the Suh tackle of Webb, did anyone notice the limited effort McKinnie put in. Donate his check to charity.

  6. By Frederick Jones on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Offense sells the tickets…DEFENSE wins games.

  7. By Frederick Jones on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    We shall see…

  8. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    On side kicks are tough. The one I like is when 4 guys run down and take out the 4 defenders and a following player recovers the ball.

  9. By mr smiff on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Well, that’s that. Talk about a cr@ppy way to end a season.

  10. By vlad19 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    On the replay of the Suh tackle of Webb, did anyone notice the limited effort McKinnie put in. Donate his check to charity.

    Arrow, I would be hard-pressed to find ANY play this year with real effort – notice how many plays he finishes on his feet???? For an offensive lineman in the NFL????? Only guys on the bench stand more than Bryant “Useless” McKinnie….

  11. By mr.joshua on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    if i was petesons agent, i would strongly advise him NOT to resign with the vikes, because the vikings do not even use him. he gets about 14 to 15 rushing attempts a game, what a JOKE

  12. By vlad19 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    well said mr smiff……….. hanging their heads in shame, we have guys that made losing look too easy…. Frank walker anybody???? Lito Sheppard??? Lito making $4 mil per year for that? But you get back into offensive line and WR and we are different team if we had talent and heart. This season was mailed in! McKinnie, Loadholt, Sullivan, (I am giving little slack to guys that covered as back-ups and did actually BETTER than the starters that remained). Berrian, Lewis, Dugan, Kleinopper…. you gonna tell me more multi-tasking talent is not out there in the world… Tahi???? Do we really need 3 or 4 BAD blocking specialists? UGLY pisker of a season!

  13. By vlad19 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    yes, mr joshua, you are right, and entire series he sits while the vaunted Toby Gerhart gets the nod…. Bevell needs to go as quickly as etiqutte would allow, and Frazier doesn’t have any authroity to make a single correction – don;t need to look long or hard. Bevell has had this group all season and did what? made what adjustments? Gerhart for Peterson???? Yep, bevell has short life span in purple. He and Poindexter can play dominos together…. pinnocle maybe…..

  14. By mr.joshua on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    the vikings should trade peterson, cause they dont use him, it is so messed up, if i were him i would demand a trade

  15. By vlad19 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    AP is too dedicated and loyal a kid to do such a thing josh…. but if anybody had cause, he surely does. He is the last guy to make a personal statement of any kind after a poor team (and coaching) performance. He is All Pro all the time…..

  16. By animal26 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    not so sure now, maybe everyone was right about the eagles not showing up for that game on tuesday. Webb looked like a rookie in this game.

  17. By mr smiff on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Today is a sad day folks. We’ve become the new Detroit Lions.

  18. By animal26 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Vlad19: you really couldn’t blame AP if he did jump to another team. Hes a running back who wants a superbowl and he wont be in the NFL for much longer, due to this running style. I sure as heck wouldn’t blame him, if he went to another team that is ready to compete for the superbowl. He is one of those rare few, who deserves a chance at a superbowl and I just dont see him doing it with the vikings sadly.

  19. By mr.joshua on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    adrian is a class act all the time and i truly dont think he would do that, but SOMEBODY has to say something. i mean they have the BEST back in football and he doesnt touch the ball, really really messed up. they need some big time coaching change from top to bottom

  20. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    ANIMAL26 … WE DIDNT HAVE A #1 WR TODAY AND WE HAVENT HAD A #3 WR ALL YEAR

  21. By animal26 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    on a side note, I will and we all will deeply miss you Brett Favre. :*( Thank you for all the memories you have given us and we all wish you a great, happy, and healthy retirement. Viking solute………. BRAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SKOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    EVEN BRETT LOOKED BAD THIS YEAR WITH NO #1 AND NO #3 WR

  23. By animal26 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I’m just saying, maybe he isn’t as good as everyone thought he was. He still shows promise, but unlike denny green new about the bears. Webb might not be who we thought he was.

  24. By animal26 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    knew*

  25. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    IM NOT DEFENDING JOE … HE IS A ROOK , BUT HE HAS TO HAVE PEOPLE TO THROW TO … AND TODAY HE DIDNT … LEWIS AND BASKETT WERE ACTIVE FOR THE GAME …. THATS HOW BAD IT WAS

  26. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    WHEN I RANT I LIKE TO POINT OUT THE BIGGEST WEAKNESS AND TODAY IT WAS WR

  27. By animal26 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    but webb also wasn’t making all that great of throws either.

  28. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    TO WHO … WHO WAS HE SUPPOSED TO MAKE A GREAT THROW TO? BERRIAN LEWIS? WHO? HARVIN GETS ALL THE FOCUS BECAUSE THATS ALL WE HAD TODAY IT TAKES A WHOLE GROUP OF THEM …. AND HARVIN WAS OUT THERE ALONE ….

  29. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    IT WOULD BE LIKE STARTING ONE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN …. THERE WOULD BE 3 FREE DEFENDERS

  30. By mr smiff on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I have to agree with animal26. AP is built to win NOW. If it takes 4-5 years to rebuild this team as some on these blogs has said, AP will lose a lot of his effectiveness during that time and will no longer be that every down back the Vikings drafted. However, I also agree with Vlad19. AP has too much honour and integrity to pull a LeBron. The way I see it, The Vikings have to be a much better team in 2011, for AP’s sake.

  31. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    SIGN ORTON AND BRING BACK MOSS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. By animal26 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    the pick he threw for instance, a few throws that were easy, the he botched up. He looked like a rookie out there today. He still has a long long long way to go, before he is dangerous Quarterback in the league. It’s not going to help at all this year, when just about all the talent from this team leaves for other teams that have a shot at the superbowl next year. We will lose Rice, we will lose Ray edwards, we will lose so many players I will be willing to bet. It’s going to take a good amount of time, before the vikings are able to compete for the division.

  33. By NJViking on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Mike Wobo says fans who criticize McKinnie don’t know what they’re talking about..he says guys like McKinnie are hard tg find! Geez with blocks like he made on that Bear rookie DE two weeks ago, I wish he would stay lost with the rest of that overrated OL..they killed off Favre’s career and AP will not be far behind with the way they block (on their butts, mostly)

    C’mon Zig, get a new GM and Super Bowl coach in here ASAP! Stay away from McNabb and do what u have to to get Andrew Luck!

  34. By jollier on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I was not sure that I could get out of the game without a fight with bad Lion fans. A few behind me started in on me. They shut up when I turned-not sure if it was because they finally noticed that I am a girl or beause of my husband looming behind me. Bad winners.

  35. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    ANIMAL WE WILL FRANCHISE ONE OF THOSE 2 … SO IT WOULD COST A TEAM A FIRST ROUND PICK TO SIGN THEM …

    SIGN ORTON AND BRING BACK MOSS !!!!!!!!!!!

  36. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    This feels like going to the funeral of a friend that died unexpectedly. I still can’t believe this season.

  37. By NJViking on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Jollier,

    Take it easy on the Lions fans..they were probably dizzy from all those years of wearing paper bags over their heads!

  38. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    IM WITH YOU NOVA I AM BOUNCING AROUND THE BLOGS LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT GROUP TO SHARE WITH …

    HI MY NAME IS SHAWN AND IM A VIKING FAN ….

  39. By Frederick Jones on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    It’s obvious to everyone how bad the Vikings need an offensive line.

    The main thing has to be getting “a few” Offensive Linemen to create competition. Loadholt can get better, Sullivan had injuries. Most of the offensive linemen would make decent backups, or even part-time starters.

    It seems as if we were “starting who is healthy” on the offensive line.

    Sometimes NFL players do not let anyone know about injuries. McKinnie MAY have had some injuries.

  40. By animal26 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    they shouldn’t waste their time with orton or moss. Moss will have that same attitude, when he isn’t given the ball and Orton will get killed by this offensive line.

  41. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    IS THS VA ….

    VIKINGS ANONYMOUS

  42. By mr smiff on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah NJViking, I was in on that convo with Mike W and he was talking all that cr@p about McKinnie being graded well all season, and how he talked to scouts and personnel and they all said McKinnie was a good player and we, the fans, just don’t understand and we are just plain wrong. It’s bad enough that j3rk Mike W tried to be a sh!t salesman, but then he repeatedly insults our intelligence like that! When did he bcome McKinnie’s agent?

  43. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    FRED WE NEED 2 WR AT LEAST ………… AND YES A MCKINNIE REPLACEMENT

    SIGN ORTON BRING BACK MOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BUT DONT KID YOURSELF BLAMING ONLY THE OLINE

    SIGN ORTON BRING BACK MOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. By Frederick Jones on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings set some records for injuries this year.

    The defensive backfield was like the O-line in that “we’ll play who’s ever healthy.”

    Really the whole season was like that for EVERY position.

    We were losing football games and WERE NOT THE FIRST TO MAKE HITS. Perhaps that was a contributing factor to all the injuries. Winning teams stay healthy in football.

  45. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    The ultimate love-hate relationship.

  46. By jollier on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Keep Adrian. Get a new Qb-not Orton please. Knock a few o-line heads together until they start protecting the Qb. Maybe Favre would have stayed healthy if they had.

  47. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    ANIMAL MOSS ONLY HAD ATTITUDE WHEN LOSING NEVER COMPLAINED WHEN WINNING….

    AND HE IS NOW ON THE BENCH AND MAINTAINING A GOOD ATTITUDE….

    SIGN ORTON BRING BACK MOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Mr. Smiff, Mike would say McKinnie can turn water into wine .

  49. By Frederick Jones on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn,

    We have ALOT of weak areas. Rice and Harvin should be healthy next year. Wide Receiver is not the weakest spot on this team.

    IN FACT, what area would you consider the strongest?

    I just feel that the O-line is weak not only in quality, but in depth. It has to be addressed before anything else. (Normally I would cry for defense.)

  50. By mr smiff on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe, jollier? WE WOULD BE IN THE PLAYOFFS!!!

  51. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    IF YOU CAN TELL ME A BETTER QB FREE AGENT THAN ORTON AND A BETTER #3 WR THAT COULD FILL THE #1 ROLL WHEN RICE BREAKS A NAIL …ILL LISTEN BUT UNTILL THEN …

    SIGN ORTON BRING BACK MOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. By mr smiff on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    :) Good to haer from you, Nova. I could sure use some levity. :)

  53. By Frederick Jones on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    We have a good punter, and kicker. But special teams overall were as big a disaster area as any on the team.

  54. By mr smiff on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    “hear”

  55. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Fred,

    We are strong on the DL and LB … could we use some depth sure but they are pretty solid units ….

    our wr were horrendous in every game we didnt have a true #1 … look at the stats QBs had better numbers when Rice or Moss started … minus the cardinal game and that a FACT

  56. By purplerainman on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    This team looks like a bunch of scrubs with the exception of a few and they know who they are. I’m glad it’s over. Looking forward to the payoffs and watching what real football looks like. What a sad year, This team should have to apologize to Bud Grant and all the Vikings before them for the lack of effort in the franchises 50th season, then run around the Vikings complex n@ked 5 times singing SKOL Vikings. O…and if you didn’t earn the money, give it back. Hire Frazier ’11!

  57. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Kind of hard to find humor today, but the bears are threatening.KILLL RROOOODDDDDGGGGEEEERRRRRRSSSSS

  58. By Frederick Jones on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    As bad as this year was, the Vikings could rebound and make the playoffs next year. Mostly we need more DEPTH every where.

  59. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Fred Latroy Guion is 24 or 25 and will be a fine replacement for PWilliams

    Erin Henderson can take over for Leber

    Everson Griffen might be ok for Edwards but i think we will resign edwards

  60. By Frederick Jones on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    @ Shawn,

    I cannot argue with what you said about the DL and LB positions. We certainly seem to have some good players there.

    WRs were not good this year. I agree with you. Moss is good, but too disruptive.

    A healthy productive offensive line is a requirement for a football team. Depth is crucial.

  61. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Rice will have to be franchised because no way we sign him long term with only one good season under his belt … Harvin is not a #1

    Berrian and Lewis were our #3s all year and that is rediculous …

    Baskett was active today and he shouldnt be in the League …

    Fred how can you not say WR is not 1 of 3 top priorities

  62. By NJViking on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Smiff,

    Yeah, I was JAB in that live chat today with Wobo..glad to hear I’m not the only one who thinks Wobo is a complete a$$. He also said that we were pretty solid when it comes to the safety position for next year..maybe he sees Ed Reed back there when we see some guy named Madieu..Holy S! Glad this year is over..

  63. By Frederick Jones on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    It’s boring to pick offensive linemen, but we just cannot live without them, like we tried to do this year.

  64. By mr smiff on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Give Frazier the job. Let him rebuild the team to his specs. Bevell and the Special Teams coach needs to go, however.

  65. By Frederick Jones on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, I was counting on the Vikings signing Rice and Harvin.

    We have to sign our key players.

    If we don’t, then yes, the priority shifts.

  66. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Look I agree we have 4 priorities besides resigning edwards and rice

    WR … OL … Safety … QB

    SIGN ORTON BRING BACK MOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    just solved 2 … because we dont just need a #3 WR , Rice and Harvin have missed game issues and we need a #3 that can fill either role

  67. By Frederick Jones on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier may be a great coach. He should make the decisions regarding the coaching staff.

  68. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    NFL.com is reporting that Frazier has been offered the full-time HC position for next year.

  69. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    yea but fred those 2 cant be counted on for 16 weeks we need a GOOOOD #3

  70. By Ricefield on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn,

    Moss won’t play for a team. That’s why he’s sitting on the bench. Moss is done. We won’t go get him and I’m glad.

  71. By mr smiff on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Were you, NJViking? I was #4!

  72. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS COACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DROP THE AX ON SOME CLOWNS TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, I agree about Moss. Rice, Moss and Harvin sounds pretty good. But I’m not sold on Orton.

  74. By Frederick Jones on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn

    I have said all along that THE VIKINGS NEED TO BRING IN QUALITY PLAYERS.

    But it seems that the O-line is our biggest weakness right now (except maybe for special teams, but you assume that the Vikings will cut some players, and bring in a few who can help out on ST.)

  75. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Rice , Moss will have a good year next season…maybe not for us but he will be back…. and Im a Moss fan for life and would rather have Moss than

    BERRIAN, LEWIS , BASKETT, OR ANY OTHER FA WR THAT IVE HEARD OF TO

  76. By animal26 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    don’t know if anyone knows yet, but the vikings have already made Frazier the head coach http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81d62202/comments/report-vikings-coach-frazier-will-have-interim-tag-removed#sort:TimeStampDescending/page:2

  77. By Frederick Jones on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Nova

    Moss is probably done in the NFL. He costs alot, has a bad attitude, and is far from being the best receiver in the league.

    I also do not see why we would bring in Orton. The Vikings can do better.
    Joe Webb will be a good QB in this league. He has a good attitude.

  78. By animal26 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    need more then a good attitude to be a good qb. Weren’t you the same guy, who said Tarvaris Jackson had a good attitude and will be a good QB Fred? it was you or someone else I believe that said that.

  79. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    We would have to get him really cheap, it would be worth the risk. Some people wrote him off in Oakland.

  80. By animal26 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Webb has potential, but has a long way to go, before he is a good qb.

  81. By Ricefield on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    There’s been talk of Ochocinco and Owens coming available. If we’re going loudmouths, then those two are younger and more apt to come back next season.

    I personally don’t want them, but there’s your WR help.

  82. By jollier on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Give Webb a break. Much as I Love Favre, he was not perfect when he first stepped in as a backup. Get him a good qb coach and more reps…and a healthy Rice.

  83. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    HONESTLY MOSS HATERS HATE MOSS BECAUSE HE TALKS …. HIS WORDS ARE NOT WHY I LIKE HIM I LIKE HIM BECAUSE HE IS A GREAT WR AND I JUST WANT TO WIN

    OR I GUESS WE COULD KEEP BERRIAN AND LOSE!!!!!!!! NO THANKS

    Moss with the Vikings in 4 games 13 catches 174 yards and 2 TDs
    Berrian in 15 games 26 catches 234 yards and no TDs

    GIVE ME MOSS AND HIS MOUTH ANYDAY FOR BERRIAN

  84. By animal26 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    oh god, if we get TO and Chad Johnson. I will not be a viking fan. Those 2 are pure cancers to a team. I would take Randy Moss over those two Cancers any day

  85. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    AND DONT TELL ME ABOUT BERRIAN BEING HURT … THATS HIS FAULT MOSS DOESNT GET HURT

    JUST LIKE FAVRE NEVER GOT HURT TILL HE WAS 41

  86. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    OWENS IS OLDER THAN MOSS

  87. By Ricefield on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Not trying to get into an argument about Moss but his mouth is the least of the things I don’t like about him.

    My gripe is he doesn’t play hard. He won’t complete patterns if he knows the ball isn’t coming to him even if it might.

    Then he talks trash about it. Like he played hard the whole game just nobody got him ball.

    C’mon Maaaaaaaaaan!

  88. By NJViking on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t have anything against LF, but he is an unknown quantity. What bothers me is the inconsistent effort during the year by this team. How much did LF have to do with that, nobody knows..but I would not take the chance. I’d bring in a Super Bowl coach, with a new attitude and hopefully new stadium.

  89. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Rice yea I dont want to argue with a fellow wounded Viking fan right now but …

    Moss runs deep routes every play … other reciever dont they have 5 yard outs and other short plays … how many 60 yard dashes do you expect a guy to run … and even when he jogged on a play he had 2 guys on him

  90. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Moss has discovered, unless he’s a complete moron (which is possible), he has, at best, one more kick at the cat.

  91. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    lol nova i agree he will be back next year (maybe not with us) he is still a great player that got put in check this year …

  92. By Ricefield on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Just one question…

    Do you really think he’ll come back to Minnesota after being traded away twice already? Three teams in one year is something to think about and you know he wants to be with one team next year. How could he trust the Vikings to keep him after what happened this year. At some point, personal pride kicks in and you don’t back to a team that proved twice they don’t want you.

  93. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Moss with the Vikings in 4 games 13 catches 174 yards and 2 TDs
    Berrian in 15 games 26 catches 234 yards and no TDs

    throw in the fact Rice and Harvin miss games and …

    I WISH WE WOULD HAVE TRADED CHILLY FOR MOSS INSTEAD OF A 3RD ROUNDER … PFFT STUCK WITH BERRIAN

  94. By mr smiff on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I think Moss has been significantly humbled and humuliated this year, even more so now that the Patriots are dominating without him and may go on to win the Superbowl. Sure, he’ll get his ring, but it still makes for poor comfort. Maybe this year will change his attitude and make him a better player for the Vikings next season. Maybe.

  95. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Rice , I dont know … what I know is Moss didnt like Chilly just like many other good players , so maybe …. and again if you can give me a better option I will listen but I dont know of one right now

  96. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Im just saying we need a guy in the #3 wr spot, a guy that could still fill in for #1 occasionally …. and I cant think of a better fit, or at least a guy I could root for … no thank you 85 …. no thank you TO

  97. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Ricefield, Moss’s days of picking and choosing whom he will play for are long gone.

  98. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Hi my name is Shawn and Im a Vikings fan ….

  99. By Ricefield on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t know either but you gotta know that it’s more likely one of those two will be here simply because Moss won’t want to play in Minnesota again. At least if it was me, and I had his talent the Vikings would have to pay me a boatload to comeback and he’ll take less to play somewhere else.

    TO and Ocho have no history with the team and so the team wouldn’t have to pay a premium over sore feelings.

    But, hey I don’t want them either, I’m just saying that if we need recievers and can’t pick one up in the draft then there are two veterans that play well even if there is a lot of drama that goes with either of them.

    But you gotta figure they won’t want to play for a rookie quarterback and if we pick up a veteran to guide Webb, then its down to money and how much we can spend so we might not be able to afford them either.

  100. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    The Bears aren’t quitting. Nice to see Rodgers getting shutout at home.

  101. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    The Bears did it in one year … WE CAN 2!!!!!!!

  102. By purplerainman on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I have a feeling we’ll pick up a #3 and #4 WR by mid summer – no worries. What I don’t understand is what we are going to do at the QB position? That is the key position and we need a winner there. If the Frazier hiring is official, you will see some drastic changes with this team during the off-season I guarantee it. Like, I said in my post yesterday, Frazier is a winner and he will be looking at character, accountability and integrity much like Dungy does. Adrian Peterson’s attitude and work ethic is probably a close model for exactly the type of player Frazier will be looking for. I am extremely excited to see some of these overpaid ret@rds leave the locker room.

  103. By mr smiff on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t want T.Ocho either. The Vikings have enough problems.

  104. By purplerainman on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I love his statement about what he does different from Chilly on not wanting to micro manage players and coaches but trust them to do there job. Again, that’s Dungy 101 – I love it.

  105. By mr smiff on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    The last thing Webb needs is T.O yelling at him and throwing him under the bus in front of the media, and Ochocinco being an endzone/sideline clown. I say NO to them both.

  106. By purplerainman on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    You won’t see TOCHO show in Minnesota. I Promise.

  107. By purplerainman on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Don’t be surprised if you see a new offensive and defensive coordinator either.

  108. By purplerainman on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn – I’m with you on Moss. Regardless of his attitude at the time, we should have never let him leave Minnesota. I feel that really hurt the team down the stretch especially just before getting Rice back. But…o well.

  109. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    KKKIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYY

  110. By purplerainman on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    How about this Detroit team next year? Scary!

  111. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    HAHAH Nova … is he still living in MN? Dont want to kill the man … but eggs and TP, maybe a copy of the 50 greatest Vikings, which includes Moss

  112. By mr smiff on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I would not be surprised, purplerainman. Like I said once, a complete purge of this organization is in order. The special teams coach needs to go too.

  113. By Vikes Blogger on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    http://cole-wolvesvikingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/in-farves-farewell-vikes-dont-fair-well.html, read about the Vikes year, Favre Farewell, and what we have to look forward to.

  114. By purplerainman on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    @mr smiff – I agree a lot of house cleaning is in order. I think Herm Edwards said it best in that is takes a couple of years to clean up the previous coach’s mess. lol.

  115. By vlad19 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Catcihng up and read what Wobble-head Wobschall said abotu McKinnie…. You guys needn’t EVER give any credence to what Wobblehead ever says again… defending McKinnie is one thing, telling us he is GOOD? PLayed WELL? Time for lobotomy Wobs…. You are an ape who reads script printed for you by the Org… McKinnie was an abberration, abominable. He is lazy and uninspired, and not very good even WITH those traits rarely exhibited by the chunk of immovable granite…. Wobs, YOU are as bad at your job as McKinnie at his apparently – no wonder you defend him.
    this just in guys, our “pro bowl” left tackle, who FINALLY made the pro bowl last year, got kicked OFF that squad for partying and NOT going to practice…. You believe he has the dedication to be a GOOD tackle, let alone pro-bowler? NOT!

  116. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    vlad19: Wobs will be doing a story this week on how McKinnie and Frank Walker are tremendous humanitarians. That’s to ease the pain of watching them play on Sundays.

  117. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth have to try and sell the Rams-Seahawks.

  118. By purplerainman on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    This says it all.

    Last year, 8 pro bowlers. This year, 1 (though, I think Greenway got shorted.).

    The NFC North is no joke, and these teams are only going to get better. Time to clean up this mess.

  119. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t have enough liquor to watch that.

  120. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    There isn’t enough booze out there to watch this.

  121. By vlad19 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Yes Arrow, it is always the case with beat reporters… make nice after the apocolyptic heave up on themselves….. I have lamented McKinnie all year and he didn’t let me down ALL YEAR – he let Favre down a bunch and AP…… as for Walker, YOU KIDDING ME? He looked like Madieu Williams out there…. and to think Ty Johnson is also on this roster… and Sanford and Hussein are our starting safeties….. YIKES. I say bring back Nighttrain Lane, he would be better than ANY of our secondary. Poor winfield, felt awfully lonely this year for him – the only professional in the entire secondary!

  122. By vlad19 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    We were the Super Bowl favorites at the start of the year….. 6-10 with NO secondary, NO offensive line, NO wide receivers and a tiring defensive line – and they ALl collectively played uninspired football! Hope they do little soul-searching. Need to fix a lot of people or get rid of them…… Bevell is GONE for sure and good riddance! Anyone who would keep Berrian in line-up must lose their job!
    Shawn, Berrian, 26 catches and under 10 yds per catch…. he dropped another 10, and short-armed about another 10 (including a crucial 3rd and 16 Webb put right on the hook and that sheep-dip Berrian waved a hand at it). I would LOVE to see berrian escorted OUOT of the building, told never to return!

  123. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Good stuff vlad19

  124. By James F on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    This season was so disappointing. This team was the gong show of the league. Talk about making the news for all the wrong reasons. Happy trails #4. Too bad it didn’t work out. Get out #20. Bring back #84!! Go get real QB!! Hope Frazier can lead this team. Can’t wait for a fresh start.

  125. By vlad19 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Can’t get to next season soon enough, huh? We saw some really despicable football this season…. imagine having been the players that PLAYED like that? Adios Brett! Sorry our lame-ass yokels talked you out of your peaceful retirement, and then Childres made sure you had NO ONE to throw to and NO ONE to protect you…… LOVED hearing where we were rated all game long, at or near the bottom except for defense of the run…. but who would WANT to run against us with our secondary???? Throw baby, THROW!

  126. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I am with Roger Godell lets expand the schedule to 40 games ….

    thats 3 weeks for playoffs plus a week off b4 the super bowl
    1 week for the draft
    1 week for the pro bowl
    2 weeks after the pro bowl for free agency
    3 pre season games
    start the season again

  127. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    year round football …

  128. By Stephanie on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    lol, Vlad19. some good points!

  129. By Shawn on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    where is this article Wobs praises McKinnie?

  130. By Ricefield on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    As if watching the performance of the Vikings wasn’t bad enough, I had to watch the Rams/Seahawks and for my brother’s sake root for the Rams.

    I need a drink!

  131. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    vlad19: Your disgust speaks a crescendo for this Vike fan! Thanks for “Keepin’ it real!”

  132. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Ricefield: I have a couple PBR’s for ya if you stop by the house. That is if you’re not worthy of the “Champagne of beers!”

  133. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Lams vs. Peahawks was a dreadful game. I’d have been happier with two 0-15 teams squaring off for the love of futility. Jim Mora Sr. should have met each Peahawk at the lockerroom door and re-lived his infamous “PLAYOFFS?, We just hope to win a game! PLAYOFFS??? Are you kiddin’ me??????”

  134. By Ricefield on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Arrow,

    Did you forget that I’m from St. Louis?

    Bud Light, buddy, and its a deal!

  135. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Adrian Peterson is Stephen Jackson next year if the Vikes don’t get some serious help in the line. Jackson has played 6 years with only 1 playoff game and gets hammered into submission. Please, for the love of A.P.! For the pride of being a professional athlete in an elite league, O-line get your poop in a group!

  136. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Yah Ricefield, you betcha! I thought you migrated north for the Grain Belt or Hamm’s yah hoser!

  137. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Ricefield: You probably traveled right past my house in the last week, but we’ll talk about that at a future time. We keep the Bud Light in a secretive lair. I’m going to miss getting to blog with so many great folks. I guess I may have to start watching “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” with the wife. You have no idea people how much YOU ALL MEAN TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

  138. By Ricefield on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    LOL,

    What do they shut the site down after the season?

    There’s gonna be plenty to talk about in the offseason. New Head Coach, Favre’s retirement, coaching choices for Frazier’s regime, the draft when it comes along…etc.

    Don’t tell me everyone stops posting, please.

  139. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Ricefield: I’ll check back nightly just to chat, if you’ll agree to do the same. Hopefully, Nova, Frederick, Old School, DRS, Shawn the stat guy, Stephanie, Titus-my brother,Sue G., vlad, and others will keep tuning in. “We plant a seed of hope tomorrow morning, and hope it grows to be a great 2011 season!” Here is how I project next seasons NFC Central division records to come out: Green Bay 11-5, Detroit 9-7, Chicago 8-8, here is why I feel this way. Green Bay has had a ton of injuries but continues to compete, and they have a solid winner at QB. It pains me to compliment the Pack, especially since most of their fans don’t walk upright on two legs yet. Detroit is young, has new confidence, has draft picks, and has done well in recent years in the draft. Chicago 8-8 or 7-9. The reason I’m dumping on Chicago is that they are a yo-yo franchise. THey play great and make a run and the next year get their a$$es handed to em! Go figure? I like Lovie Smith, Cutler is too inconsistent. I can’t begin to predict the Vikings because of all the questions that are at this time unanswered. How would this season have been diferent if the officials hadn’t given Chicago the two wins over Detroit. Schiancoe’s catch at Lambeau counts?

  140. By Ricefield on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, I’m looking forward to watching the Lions progress. Can’t predict how the Vikings will do either. Like you said, too many unanswered questions.

    I’ll definitely be around in the off season, though. Hope to see you.

  141. By AP on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Don’t count on the us making the playoffs next year it wont be a while until we make it to the playoffs there are just too many unanswered missing puzzles on this team. There is a lot of cleaning up to do on this roster, too bad the packers made the playoffs it looks like we are in trouble once again without favre back to square1. Webb looks solid at times but he has some issues throwing on target but I he is better than tjack. I would have to see webb play more against strong teams to say he’s a good qb or not right now its too early to say.

  142. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    AP you had a great season despite very little blocking. Guys, the Monday morning questions post is more active right now.

  143. By UBRETT-CHA on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Can someone answer why the Vikes never went back to Javon Walker when we were sooooooooooo hurting @ WR?

  144. By UBRETT-CHA on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Vikes should go after Larry Fitzgerald……..best hands in the NFL. Forget Randy Moss!!!

  145. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    UBrettcha: Is Fitzgerald a free agent? Or do we need to trade / dump (McKinnie) on the Cards?

  146. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    As for Javon Walker there was a terrible mistake. Chilly thought at the time he was getting J.J. Walker, which to him, that would be “DY-NO-MITE!!”

  147. By fireD childress on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    looks like we get the 10th overall pick in the draft in April. was hoping they would trade up to get a quarterback like the jets did a few years ago. this team needs so many players at key positions, i’m afraid we fight it out with Detroit for a few years as “celler dwellers”

  148. By purplerainman on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    A franchise quarterback is a must. I think we will do what it takes to get one. Frazier knows that he can’t build any kind of team without a solid QB. You’ll see.

  149. By wispurplehead on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    When Joe got his first start, everybody was posting that they knew he was a rookie and were going to be understanding toward him. Boy, did that take a turn!! Now here I’m reading posts wanting to throw him under the bus! You can count one hand all the QB’s in history that started their career stellar right off the bat. I just knew that this was going to happen. What did he have to throw to today? The only pass that was truly errant was the one to Booker. And in his “presser” he admitted and took the blame himself. You people that are screaming for us to go after another QB in the draft make me ill.

    You want to roll the dice and waste a draft pick, when our secondary, O-line, and WR corps are so badly in need of work. What difference does it make how many points we score, if the secondary is just going to give them right back. You can put the greatest QB and RB in the backfield, but if the O-line isn’t going to block, well we saw the result of that all season long. Please posters…pull your head out. If you get a great O-line together, the yards will come.

    Look at Tampa Bay, they went with their rookie last year, and see what they did this year. I for one will be hoping that the chance is given to Joe and the priority is getting the glaring holes filled. Have a great offseason, and let’s hear it for the TWINS…….SKOL!!!

  150. By prplepepleaters on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    After reading these blogs I find it hard to believe that some are “true” Vikings fans. Brett Favre came back for his final year, it was what it was.
    Even though I’m not a connoisseur of football ethics, mechanics, rules, or regulations, I could see that McKinnie didn’t hold up his position very well, nor did the offensive line as a whole. Brett should have had better protection all season. I also felt that when the Bears player threw Brett to the ground and knocked him out, he was guilty of roughing the passer. That type of hit is not EVER necessary.
    As for the year as a whole, it was fraught with injuries, bad publicity, poor coaching, and team dissention, which seemed to come and go with the tides. One day the team was happy, the next they were disgusted. Fortunately there wasn’t a lot of finger-pointing, each took their own responsibility. They must all realize that when you point a finger at someone, you need to take a look at how many are pointing back at yourself.
    I really believe that the new head coach should have come from outside the organization. They need someone to get them fired up and moving the right direction. Leslie Frazier did a fine job finishing the season, but he’s too laid-back in my opinion. You need someone with a Mike Ditka personality to get them moving. As for the thought that Moss should come back……that was what it was too, a huge mistake. He should retire, nobody needs that attitude.
    Joe Webb did a good job considering he only started the last two games. I felt that he was level-headed and quick to react. He is, after all, a rookie, and with training from the right coach he will be a great QB some day. He fulfilled his position this season and negativity has no place in that regard.
    I realize that I will receive negative blogs in response, but I am 55 and have been a diehard Vikings fan since I was 13. I have weathered the storm with this team for all these years and I will remain a faithful Vikings fan until I am six feet under. I get disgusted too, but I never lose the “maybe next year” or “maybe next game” attitude, nor do I threaten to find another team to support. That, my friends, is commitment.
    Thank you Brett Favre for coming to the Vikings, enjoy your retirement and your new grandchild. I’m sorry I didn’t watch you play when you were with the Packers, it must have been poetry in motion. As for the rest of the team, enjoy your break and good luck whatever you decide to do or wherever you decide to go. As for me, I will be back next season to support my beloved Vikings!

  151. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    @wispurplehead – we are of the same mindset. After seeing how many people were hating on TJack throughout the first half of the season without even seeing him play in a real game for over a year, I couldn’t actually believe that many people were willing to give Webb much lattitude.

    Well we finally got to see TJack prove the haters right. It doesn’t mean that they were all that intelligent on the issue, but just that the 50-50 flip fell in favor of their unenlightened opinions. Let’s hope that the Webb flip goes the other way and shows that he can improve to starter quality in the next couple of years, but let’s try to give him the benefit of the doubt until then.

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